Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis says a new stadium is imperative for his teams future and if Oakland won’t provide one he’s already in talks with various groups in Los Angeles.
Davis revealed on Tuesday:
“The timetable is yesterday. So that’s where it is. We’ve got to get a stadium. We’ve got to get that done.”
“It’s such a competitive business. It really is competitive. We can’t compete for a lot of the players that other teams can, at times.”
The announcement comes directly after David hired Reggie McKenzie as the team’s new GM and after the firing of coach Hue Jackson.
Davis says with McKenzie in charge he will now focus his energy on getting his team out of the outdated Oakland Coliseum and into a new home.
Davis’ motivations are in the right place, stadiums with newer amenities are able to generate higher revenues.
If the team is not able to secure an immediate home of their own in Oakland or Los Angeles team CEO Amy Trask has already talked ot the San Francisco 49ers about sharing a stadium in Santa Clara.
While many fans in Los Angeles would love the Oakland Raiders to return to the city they played in from 1982-1994 Davis says he has yet to hear an offer that interests him.
Would you like to see the Oakland Raiders once again become the Los Angeles Raiders or should Oakland pony up the money for a new stadiums that will keep the NFL team in the city?